The most New Order-esque PSB tracks?

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#17 Post by billjermaine »

Occupy your mind for Dusty had some shades of New Order. The drum pattern and the acid-trip spookiness of the synth loops.

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Well, if Happy People doesn't sound like New Order then I don't know what does..
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y3potential wrote:
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Well, if Happy People doesn't sound like New Order then I don't know what does..
I think Happy People sounds like it belongs on Very. If it sounds a bit New Order-ish, it's because it sounds like New Order sounding like PSB on Republic, also in 1993.
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#20 Post by raggatwin »

Sexy northerner is very new order I think.
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#21 Post by lucienchardon »

New Order is my other favorite band. Other than the fact they both use synths, I don't think PSB and New Order songs sound that similar. But the original demo of Flamboyant reminds me of New Order.

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#22 Post by MikeyC »

A certain Je ne sais quoi is a bit NO-ish. And it sounded amazing when Bright Light Bright Light played it at his PSB event last weekend in NYC!!

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#23 Post by negative_0ne »

Danimal wrote:
Thu 06 Feb 2020, 3:20 am
Not really a PSB track, but Chris provided vocals for a cover of New Order's "Sub-Culture."
just heard this for the first time recently.
not a bad cover, a little more dance oriented, i thought.

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#24 Post by markrobertnolan »

1. Happy people. (bad Republic era New Order,)
2. Too Many people
3. Minimal (album version. - not the pointless edit.)

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#25 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings all,

Just wanted to touch base, and thank you all for the excellent ideas and contributions... :up:

And to add a few more I've come up with in the meantime...

- So Hard (Dub)
- Suburbia (Arthur Baker Dub)


As for what we're most likely to play, my co-DJ seems to have his eye on In The Night (Arthur Baker 12" mix), Young Offender (Jam & Spoon remix) and Up Against It.

At this stage, the PSB tracks I'm most likely to play would be Always On My Mind (Phil Harding mix) and So Hard (Dub).

But of course, on the night, you never know quite know which direction things will go... I'll be sure to report back to you After The Event 8)

Retro. :)
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#26 Post by Gabby »

Up Agsinst It and Minimal for sure.

I think even Chris commented about how there was a Peter Hook vibe to that brief guitar loop in Minimal. They should get Hooky to do some guitar for them someday but suspect they're more chummy with Bernard Sumner to do that.

Too bad one has to be compelled to take sides in that divorce. Hooky's bass in a PSB track is an opportunity missed imho.

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#27 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings,

Official Facebook invite's up!

https://facebook.com/events/s/new-order ... 094/?ti=cl

Thanks again for the great suggestions...

Retro. :)

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#28 Post by alternativeformat »

I haven't found anything to back me up, and this might be too late to be useful, but I seem to remember PSB agreeing with an interviewer that "A different point of view" was a very New Order track. Playing it just now, I hear what they meant. I've always felt it was an underappreciated gem.

Have a great time on the 13th!

(Thanks for this thread! I have to listen to Republic, now that I have my Unity ticket. I'm more familiar with earlier NO, and the latest.)

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#29 Post by oakey »

Minimal of course, but also Why don’t we live together?, especially the beginning, has always reminded me of NO very much.

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#30 Post by retrofuturist »

Greetings,
oakey wrote:
Thu 27 Feb 2020, 5:33 pm
...especially the beginning, has always reminded me of NO very much.
Because of the drums? Stephen Morris is terribly under-rated.

Retro. :)

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